Think dietitians just tell you what to do and send you on your way? Not the case at all. Truth is, our backgrounds are complex, and we bring many different aspects into our practice that help you think about your metabolism, whole body health, and habits in different ways. Our background includes biology, biochemistry, psychology, medical nutrition therapy, counseling and research. So what does that mean for you? A pretty comprehensive approach. I’ve provided a few things to expect when working with a dietitian.
We’ll ask lots of questions
Yup, we’re very curious about your thoughts, habits, and metabolism and would like you to be too! Exploring all of these areas in a non-judgemental way can really help with education, empowerment, and mind body awareness. This can help us explore why we feel the way we do, connect symptoms to habits, and sometimes get us out of the trenches.
We’ll help you set small, weekly goals
Not as sexy as blasting you with information and going 0- 60, but hey, it works. I tell all my clients, we may go over a lot in our sessions, but our 2-3 weekly goals are really what I am going to hold them accountable for. This is the important behavior change piece to really ingrain habits and support that lasting change.
We’ll dive into the why behind your actions
I fully support actually learning about your body and how it works. While some clients may want more in depth information and others just a rough overview, I believe explaining some of the physiology is important with all clients. To make this more individualized, we might talk through symptoms and what they mean or bring in more data such as lab work. This can help you understand your current state and make more educated and empowered decisions in the future.
We’ll help you create a workable “plan”
Your lifestyle, goals, metabolism, and mind are unique to you, so it is important to create a plan to find your unique balance. This involves creating a toolbox for meal prepping, stress relief, supplements, workouts, reflection, and more. This can help you feel more in control of your decisions while also leaving room for flexibility.
Although every dietitian has a different approach and beliefs, we all strive to work hard to bring the art and science into our coaching sessions to ultimately facilitate long term change. Looking to learn more? Book a free 30 minute strategy session to discuss what this would look like for you!